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Amy Hunter is Caleres new Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Oct 21, 2020 United States
Amy Hunter is Caleres new Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The St. Louis-based company has announced Amy Hunter will join the company as Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, effective from today
Hunter will help drive the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy development and organization, including overseeing the company’s affirmative action plans, while guiding the organization in its efforts around the focus on recruitment of diverse candidates, heightening the expectations around development of diverse Associates and increasing the slate of diverse candidates for open positions with leadership accountability. She will also lead the assessment of current programs, partnerships and activities to identify opportunities in the company’s community support.

“Earlier this year we made a commitment to our Associates, partners and customers around several initiatives to recharge our DE&I efforts. This included refining our diversity statement to use as a guide in everything we do, identifying and activating an inclusion and diversity advisory council, providing mandatory unconscious bias training for all Associates and hiring a senior-level executive who could focus on these initiatives. We were fortunate to find Amy and her extensive experience, tremendous expertise and proven track record of success will be essential as we move forward with our efforts. We look forward to her leadership as we seek to elevate our focus and accelerate our initiatives in the most meaningful way possible”, commented Diane Sullivan, CEO, President and Chairman of Caleres.

Prior to joining Caleres, Hunter was responsible for leading global Diversity & Inclusion for Boeing Defense and Space, as well as corporate groups. Some of her accomplishments include leading international women’s initiatives, consulting with the executive team on development and implementation of diversity strategies and initiatives, managing the company’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and creating racial equity tools and resources. Prior to Boeing, Amy led the diversity and inclusion strategies and initiatives for BJC Healthcare’s St. Louis Children’s Hospital and she was the Chief Diversity Officer for the YWCA Metro St. Louis, and held various roles with Edward Jones, Monsanto and Bank of America. Hunter holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and is currently in their School of Education doctoral program focusing on Social Justice. She is an active St. Louis diversity leader.

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